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The Cardinals have won eight games (out of 23) since July 25. Joe Kelly has won three and started another Cardinals victory in that streak.
Yadier Molina has caught two games since coming of the disabled after suffering a right knee sprain. The Cardinals have won both. You may draw your own conclusions.
Kelly who has given up one or no runs in three of those four starts blanked the Chicago Cubs on four hits for six innings.
Molina who had been nothing for 13 hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning that stretched out the Cardinals’ advantage.
Jon Jay scored an unusual run in the fifth when he dashed home on an infield fly to short left field. And the Cardinals shut out for the first 12 innings of this series did the blanking today in a 4-0 win.
The shutout was the sixth in the last seven Cubs home games with the Cubs losing five of those games.
Kelly (4-3) is fast becoming the Cardinals’ stopper. In all four of his recent starts the Cardinals had lost the previous day.
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Yadier Molina returned to the field on Thursday after sitting on the disabled list for 15 days while inflammation in his sprained right knee subsided, and according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, manager Mike Matheny will give him more rest than usual down the stretch. He hasn't been in the lineup since July 30th.
The Cardinals' plans for Molina is...
Joe Kelly has been the best starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals since the All-Star break. Including a brief stint back in the bullpen, Kelly has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since mid-June.
The table below is a breakdown of his statistics since June 14th:
Jun 14 to Aug 17
ST. LOUIS -- When ranking the Cardinals' MVP candidates at the three-quarter mark of the season, you start -- and finish -- with Yadier Molina.
But as obvious as Molina's value is to the Cardinals, the candidates for runner-up MVP aren't so easy to distinguish.
Do you like Allen Craig's majors-best .461 batting average with runners in scoring position and team...
ST. LOUIS -- Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's the construction of Ballpark Village. Maybe it's the players. Or, likely, it's all of the above.
Whatever the reasons, this is certain: The Cardinals aren't hitting as many homers this season, most noticeably at home.
The numbers, please:
The Cardinals hit 159 homers in 2012, the 17th most in the majors. They...
While the St. Louis Cardinals were able to activate one catcher yesterday, they also lost another for a significant period to injury. St. Louis activated All-Star backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list, making room for him on the roster by placing Tony Cruz on the DL with a fractured forearm, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Cruz is dealing with a stress fracture...
The St. Louis Cardinals came away from Chicago with two victories in three games over the Chicago Cubs as the team now moves on to Milwaukee and another winnable series.
The Chicago series marked the debut of second baseman Kolten Wong, who finished without a hit in two starts. But despite the lack of success at the plate in his debut, Wong should still get a bulk of the playing...
Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth.
The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...
It was a rough night for the Baby Birds with Springfield and the GCL Cards as the only winners. Memphis was swept in a double-header, and Palm Beach, Peoria, State College, and Johnson City all lost for a 2-6 record on the night. Charlie Tilson (pictured) had a huge night for the Peoria Chiefs with two home runs. He goes from two home runs to four in one night.
Here are quick game...
Shelby Miller has baffled numerous opponents this year, but none more so than the Milwaukee Brewers.He'll aim for his third straight win over Milwaukee on Monday night as the St. Louis Cardinals continue their NL Central road trip.The Cardinals (71-52), one game back of Pittsburgh for first place, have had their way with the Brewers this year, winning all four meetings in Milwaukee...
Weekly St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
Late Thursday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” This time, we briefly discussed the recently-ended home series win over the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates.
CHICAGO (AP) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and allowed one run through seven innings, and Jon Jay drove in four runs with a homer and double to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.Matt Carpenter singled in two runs in the third to help back Wainwright (14-7), who was in command and allowed just five hits and one walk after going 0-2 in his previous...
It was a 2-5 night for the Baby Birds as State College and Johnson City won, while Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, Peoria, and the GCL Cards all lost. Young pitching prospects Alex Reyes (pictured) and Rob Kaminsky were solid in their starts.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
Memphis lost to Omaha 5-4 on Saturday. Jermaine Curtis has two of the...
Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright hadn’t won a game for nearly a month. But he still is tied for the National League in wins at 14 after a dominant seven-inning 11-strikeout performance against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Wainwright winless in four starts since July 21 was the staff ace he had been for much of the season raising his record to 14-7 and his mark at Wrigley Field...
Shelby Miller has baffled numerous opponents this year, but none more so than the Milwaukee Brewers.
He'll aim for his third straight win over Milwaukee on Monday night as the St. Louis Cardinals continue their NL Central road trip.
The Cardinals (71-52), one game back of Pittsburgh for first place, have had their way with the Brewers this year, winning all four meetings in...